(Visited 06/2013 during Ohio Brew Week): The J Bar is located on Court Street and State. Street parking and a metered garage nearby.
The interior is open, with the red-topped bar on the left side and table seating on the right. Brick interior with hanging lights from a black ceiling. There is a TB above the bar, and a view of the taps.
As for the beers, during OBW the 8 or so taps were taken over by Triple Digit/Listermann. Flights were available, but I donít know if that is the norm outside of OBW.
Service at the bar was friendly, and we were served by both J Bar staff and Listermann brewers.
Food is not served at this bar.
Overall this is not necessarily a bar I would visit had they not been featuring Ohio beers, but I would give it a shot next OBW.
AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
Stopped in on a Saturday Afternoon and a Sunday morning during Ohio Brew Week. Street parking only. They do not serve food. When I arrived Saturday, they had 8 taps and a cask from craft breweries and the brewerís rep was behind the bar serving, which was really cool. Service was very good, and the bartender was very knowledgeable. This may not always be the case, but Iím giving them the benefit of the doubt. Atmosphere was pretty cool. Iíll make a point to go back just to see how this place normally functions and to update my review if needed.